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RaplhCramden replied to the Gwen's Pub board. 3:42 PM

Re: Immigration

According to the economist: http://www.economist.com/news/business/21576101-start-ups-fo...

* Some 40% [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 10:39 AM

Re: An Open Letter

Today, I actually sat down and typed out seven pages of all my supplements, including information cut and pasted from medical websites on several of the herbs that I take.

Are some of those herbs and supplements what might be [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 10:36 AM

Re: great signage

The sign on the bridge out of New York City which is most distance from the center of the city is "Outerbridge Crossing." It is named after Eugenius H. Outerbridge.

The US Supreme Court case that ended laws against humans of [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 10:31 AM

Re: great signage

I recently came across "Rough Draft" beer. I wondered how it could have taken so long before that great name was snapped up.

Mon Nov 24

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:01 AM

Re: 15 year anniversary

Funny to realize, my initial investment in BRK was also about 15 years ago in 2000 or so. I held a lot of options in the stock of my employer, a tech company, and my buddy JoeJoeBubbaJr convinced me to let him invest half of it in non-tech stocks in [more]

Fri Nov 21

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:07 PM

Re: Behold the "Mirai" (Future)

Well, in WW-II, a big air force target in Germany and Japan were bearing factories, because without bearings, nothing much would move. And bearings must be libricated. Most lubricants are petroleum-based, and the silicones need methyl groups in [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:09 AM

Re: Will Elon Musk save Buffalo?

Hmmm, maybe they can perk the place up by changing the name spelling from Buffalo
to Beau Fleuve (beautiful river), often alleged to be the original name.
(well, the original name of the river for which the town was
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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:00 AM

Re: Behold the "Mirai" (Future)

There are probably more questions to ask. I certainly may have asked some questions that may not be relevant or as relevant as others.

Regarding fuel cells, all the questions you ask are regarding the fuel. H2 can almost certainly be [more]

Wed Nov 19

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:52 PM

Re: Behold the "Mirai" (Future)

And it costs $10 per kg to fillup

http://www.hydrogenfuturetoday.com/pdf/factsheet.pdf

I don't know where you get $10/kg to fill up. Not from the WSJ article [more]

Tue Nov 18

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:58 AM

Re: Behold the "Mirai" (Future)

Hydrogen is made by, essentially, burning the carbon off of natural gas (which is CH4) which emits CO2 but leaves behind the the Hydrogen to use as a fool. This is up to 80% energy efficient, that is, the natural gas had 25% more energy content than [more]

Fri Nov 14

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RaplhCramden replied to the An Open Letter board. 9:19 AM

Re: An open letter

With technology today, a person should not have to call to see if a prescription is ready.

CVS has an app that lets you check on status of your prescriptions. SO you don't have to remember if they called you to tell you it is ready.

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:13 AM

Re: Different take on Duracell Purchase

Tax benefit 1.645Billion (4.7 Billion X 35%)

Net cost after Tax benefit 1.255 Billion


I think it is not a tax benefit but a deferred tax. SO if Berkshire ever sold Duracell, its cost basis in Duracell would be the very low [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:07 AM

Re: Buying Duracell for $4.7B

To all companies doing buybacks,
can I umm "swap" my shares for your cash? Don't go into the open market. Here, I will sell them to you at a 5% discount so I can avoid 20% in capital gains taxes.


I think the key is that [more]

Thu Nov 13

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:27 PM

Re: BRK and a dividend

Yes, I have considered that in the future I would be selling off small pieces of my holdings to raise money each year, but the question is, TO WHOM? At this point there are plenty of people (including myself) who bought BRK because of one thing, [more]

Tue Nov 11

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:59 PM

Re: "He stole it"

More stunning: The business is on pace
to return all the cash Buffett spent taking it private by the end of this year.


Maybe I could figure this out if i looked at the numbers but I figure somebody else already knows. [more]

Mon Nov 10

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RaplhCramden replied to the Gwen's Pub board. 9:50 AM

Re: Gwen!

I see Csayre and Ralph Cramden are keeping the doors open.

Well, open the Bombay Doors! The Gray Eminence himself!

I actually spent some time looking at the highest recommended posts here from back in the day. It was good. [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Leucadia National Corp. board. 9:20 AM

Re: LUK 27.5 Dec Puts

I sold 10 contracts of the LUK 27.5 Puts off of a "Trades you can make". Now I am under in the contracts. Although there is time still remaining, should I roll the puts right now or wait?
I am a little concerned about early
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Tue Nov 4

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RaplhCramden replied to the Gwen's Pub board. 7:21 PM

Re: TMF = Truffela Trees

For God's sake, TMF needs to start allowing the people that create boards to police them themselves. Let them assign deputies. Let them have monitors. Who better to decide what the purpose of the board is than the person that established it? If [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 6:57 PM

Re: us logophiles....

The writing IS bad.

Is it absolutely bad, or do you just not like it?

Are you a native English speaker? I seem to recall your saying in the past that you are not. Could that make a difference? Could there be certain patterns [more]

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RaplhCramden replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:45 PM

Re: Tracy Britt Cool speaks...

Interested to find out Tracy Britt Cool is from Manhattan.

(Kansas)

R:)

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